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Fly Fishing Workshops

FLY FISHING WORKSHOPS

If you are interested in learning how to fly fish but aren’t sure where to start, then you might want to consider attending one or more of our fly fishing workshops.  These workshops are held at our fly shop in Edinburg, VA on Saturdays throughout the winter and early spring from 10a.m. to noon.  We cover a broad variety of topics for trout fishing, smallmouth bass fishing and also fly tying. Harry Murray, author of 14 books, and owner of the fly shop for 52 years will be conducting these workshops.  The cost is $20 per person. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 540-984-4212 or email info@murraysflyshop.com.

Learn to Fly Cast and Rig Tackle | Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time | 10a.m. to noon      Cost |$20/pp
This two hour workshop will teach you how to preform all of the standard casts as well as roll casts, curve casts and shooting line.  This part of the workshop is taught on our casting lawn.  The second part is conducted in our fly shop in Edinburg, VA and will show you how to rig your tackle including the knots to use when putting your line and backing on a fly reel.  We provide the rods and reels for this workshop or if you would prefer to practice with your own rod and reel outfit, you are more than welcome to bring it.

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Mastering Spring Creek Trout Fishing | Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon     Cost | $20/pp
This two hour workshop reveals the fine points which Harry Murray uses on these wonderful streams all across the country.  He will discuss reading the feeding stations, special casts, aquatic hatches, effective tactics, and special fly patterns.

Learn the Fine Points of Nymph Fishing For Trout | Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
You can catch many large trout with the techniques, flies and tackle we cover in this two hour workshop. Special water reading is also covered here along with a refined indicator system which helps in detecting the trouts’ strikes.

Learn How to Fly Fish for Smallmouth Bass | Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
This two hour workshop features two parts.  The first part is a slide show that will teach you how to read smallmouth rivers so you can successfully fish surface bugs, nymphs and streamers.  The second part is a complete discussion of smallmouth tackle and the best flies to use in certain fishing conditions. We will then proceed by using our master maps to show you the best access spots on our beautiful Shenandoah River.

Catching Large Bass on Streamers | Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
This two hour workshop features a slide show and a discussion of tackle and new flies that will help you learn how to catch large bass with streamers by using new tactics.

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Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park | February 7, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
This two hour workshop will feature a slide show and a map review of the Shenandoah National Park in order to share with you my 40 years of fishing in the Park.  My goal is to help you find the best streams, tactics, and flies so that you may enjoy the Park and its trout fishing as much as I do.

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Smallmouth Fishing on the Shenandoah River | February 21, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
In this two hour workshop I will show you the access points (on our master map) of the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River in order to help you find the best smallmouth fishing throughout the year.  I will also use a slide show that will cover the best tactics and flies to use in the Shenandoah River throughout the different water levels and feeding habits of the bass. 

Basic Fly Tying | Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon      Cost $20/pp
Learn to Tie Your Own Flies!  Many anglers find it enjoyable to spend the winter months tying their flies for the next years fishing season.  This two hour workshop will teach you how to tie dry flies, nymphs, streamers and deer hair bass bugs that are effective all across the country.  This is a very basic workshop that is geared toward beginners and for those that just want to brush up on their techniques.  Held at our fly shop in Edinburg, VA from 10a.m. to noon.  We do not supply the materials for this workshop.  You can purchase one of our basic fly tying kits, bring your own materials, or just watch as I tie the sample flies.

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Learn to Fly Cast and Rig Tackle | Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 10a.m. to noon      Cost |$20/pp
This two hour workshop will teach you how to preform all of the standard casts as well as roll casts, curve casts and shooting line.  This part of the workshop is taught on our casting lawn.  The second part is conducted in our fly shop in Edinburg, VA and will show you how to rig your tackle including the knots to use when putting your line and backing on a fly reel.  We provide the rods and reels for this workshop or if you would prefer to practice with your own rod and reel outfit, you are more than welcome to bring it.

Mastering Trout Fishing | Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon       Cost $20/pp
This two hour workshop includes a slide show and lecture that will give you a thorough understanding of the techniques, tackle, and flies used in all trout streams from the small streams in the East to the large rivers in the Rockies. Using our master maps and the books I have written over the years, I will show you the locations of many of our best trout streams.

 Smallmouth Fishing on the Shenandoah River | March 21, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon    Cost | $20/pp
In this two hour workshop I will show you the access points (on our master map) of the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River in order to help you find the best smallmouth fishing throughout the year.  I will also use a slide show that will cover the best tactics and flies to use in the Shenandoah River throughout the different water levels and feeding habits of the bass.

How to Catch Large Trout With Streamers | Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon      Cost $20/pp
Using a slide show and a special discussion of tackle, tactics and flies I’ll show you how to catch large trout on streamers in all size trout streams all across the country.

How to Catch Large Bass on Poppers | Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time | 10a.m. to noon      Cost $20/pp
By learning to accurately read the bass’es surface feeding stations and the tactics discussed in this two hour workshop, you will be able to catch many large bass on poppers and other surface bugs in all streams.